Monday, June 20, 2016

The Battle is Real

Sorry my letter last week was so lame. I was a little distracted but I took better notes to give you an update on other fun events that happened this week.

I got bite by a Dog! not to worry. He bit my boot and hardly even made a scratch but It has put new fear into me and my companion... I am starting to think that Satan travels in the form of a German Shepard. 

We had zone conference. Usually president comes but he is busy tying everything up for the new President to come in a week so we and the zone leaders set everything up. Me and my comp taught a class about Boldness. We used the examples of Peter and Moses and how knowing WHO they were helped them to be bold and successful in bringing people unto Christ. 

We had two ward activities that went really well. They love to feed us here. I really have no faith in the diet I started.

In the ward the sacrament is the last hours so everyone come really late to the classes. Everyone was like- don't fight it Hermanas This is just how we are... NO that is definitely Satan talking. So we have started the war to get people to come on time- starting with handing out candy to all that were punctual. 

I am really sad to say the work has been going really slow. I know we are giving it our all but it is really clear that Satan is too. We know that the miracles are waiting just around the corner. Like the always say the Darkest part of the night passes just before the sun comes up ;)

Something that all of this is teaching me is that we need to continue to be reliant  on the Lord, even if all we can see is one step in front of us. despite it all we are so happy. I know that this work it divine and that all comes in His time. 
Just remember this week that God really does take care of his children.

Hermana Saunders
Mini Cambios

Dogs at church


Well we went to work hard this week. We as newbies in the sector we have been learning the sector a little more together- it is sort of a rule we have to just start knocking doors when we get lost. We are never in a certain place by 'accedent.'

I love Hermana Dominguez more and more everyday. She is hilarious and is a very hard worker. She sure is teaching me a lot. We have had lots of funny run-ins with animals this week. 

There is not so much to report, or much time but we have been on the search this week. Not having to much success in finding but lost of appointments for this coming week. We are working a lot on getting to know the members. 

Love you. Sorry this letter is so lame. 
Hermana Saunders

Monday, June 6, 2016

Children of Lucifer

This week has been wonderful. I love Hermana Dominguez. The few first days with a new comp are always a little awkward but it turns out we are really similar and we get a long great. I have been so blessed with my companions.
We had some interesting experiences this week. Being the first week of the transfer we had Hermana Dominguez's leadership training and mission council so we went to Concepcion twice and got really lost on the way coming home (we went to a town called Dichato... it's beautiful). 

We also had a really interesting run in with an evangelico family (I think it Evangelical in English..?) To give you a picture the women all have long hair and wear floor length skirts. They take the bible really literally... They were very friendly but told us we were basically children of Lucifer because we are women trying to teach the word of God and have dominion over men. Oh and because we cut our hair and wear make up... The father gave the opening prayer and blessed us that we would never go into prostitution and all the family was chanting 'amen. si señor. amen' It was kinda scary and really hard not to keep from laughing. It was a very sweet of them to pray for us. They listened as we shared Moroni 10:3-5 and agreed that answers come from the spirit but then began to contradict themselves and say the only real answers and truth came from the Bible and the Book of Mormon wasn't the word of God. There was no fighting with them. We bore our testimonies and invited them to pray about it. They wouldn't let us say the closing prayer because the Father doesn't allow other people (especially women) to pray in his house because he was scared they will bring in a demon. It was an experience I won't forget soon.

We have been fasting and praying to find new people and we know the miracles are right around the corner. Even though it hasn't been that successful recently the blessings are definitely present.
I sure do love you guys!
Hermana Saunders